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israel's prime minister heads to moscow to convince russia that iran should not be trusted. to make yet another push to reach a nuclear agreement with. a new round of talks with iran and switzerland hopes that a new deal could be for me to say in just a few moments. nato prepares for a series of unprecedented massive war games in process of keeping troops rather busy after they withdraw from afghanistan. i don't see investigates how japan's mafia is reportedly making money from the cleanup of the fukushima nuclear station providing an exploited workers to do the dirty work.
from all of us here in moscow welcome to the program today. headlines for this hour israel's prime minister is heading right here to moscow it's a mission to prevent any progress during iran's nuclear negotiations with world powers a new round of three day talks with tehran begins in geneva today and many open schools remain before hopes of a breakthrough become a reality a short while ago i spoke with our. prime minister netanyahu will be arriving in moscow for a shorter trip he will be meeting with russia's president in terms of iran's nuclear program mr netanyahu has been very very open in terms of how he feels about of that deal that's been presented to iran he said that it is exceedingly bad so
what is the deal at the moment the p five plus one are offering iran and the chance to curb east some of those sanctions that have been put on them by holding their nuclear program. the round table told a curve ball last week when he came around and said that it will not vote for that deal the deputy foreign minister of iran said that no one including israel should dictate what world leaders at the p five plus one meeting a should say yes. some nations have such relations with tel aviv that they are influenced by their influence by the atmosphere that's been created around iran for the five plus one countries which are holding talks with iran it is unbecoming when some of them or indeed one specific nation is being influenced by tovey is probably cations brushes the president has said quite clearly that this is the time to to
talk about this deal to put it on the table and let it be done we know that david cameron in the u.k. has called mr rouhani saying that let's take this opportunity to see something happen after ten years of these stalled talks there isn't obama he's also been trying to hold the congress of from pushing on with more sanctions against iran than we have the i.e. any who said that since august iran has not continued to expand its nuclear program it is up to israel now where we have to see how the talks go of course and if an agreement is made well we'll have to see how israel reacts to that and earlier i spoke to former french prime minister dominique de villepin he believes if a deal is not agreed israel could strike against iran rather soon. the question is how much are we ready to take the risk to sign the agreement and i think
to assess the importance of this agreement we must understand that it is a process of course we are not going to get the final agreement from scratch on wednesday but we can surely deploy ourselves of an agreement with and into memory of agreement and then we can progress and have a final agreement that would be better so i think it's a chance and we should take it it is the interest of the region because this will have strong consequences on the situation in syria on the situation in lebanon or on the peace process so this may change completely the dynamic of the region for good on the contrary if we don't sign the agreement if we don't take all the chances to sign this agreement we may have the strong consequences and we may face is strike in iran coming from israel. joining us here on r.t. today nato may be gradually withdrawing from afghanistan but the alliance is making
sure its troops are kept busy elsewhere officials say military exercises on an unprecedented scale will take place in europe over the coming years now the latest war games held on russia's borders with poland in the baltic republics involved six thousand troops but that figure will be dwarfed by upcoming drills in spain and portugal where a force of more than forty thousand soldiers should be assembled by twenty fifteen now the u.s. led bloc says this will be the first in a series of such exercises are designed to make sure the allies keep working closely together peter all of our reports there's a little appetite in europe for this costly military deployment. european nations can and should. do more to match america's commitment that commitment is said to see upwards of forty thousand troops deployed on maneuvers within the e.u. in the coming years all in port and work for the future of the alliance once the
combat mission in afghanistan is over the question is how can you retain these operational experience and capabilities and so you must exercise you must train your forces you must test whether the old routines work the command structure works but the troops are interoperable. is a former east german security officer turned author to spending a career watching nato during the cold war he isn't buying the reason given that this is all part of the winding down of operations in afghanistan we have or oh there isn't any need to put these troops in europe i think they would have ramped up operations even if it wasn't coming to an end. that's down to what he sees as a change in nato policy following actions in libya and towards syria. well nourished and sort of a defensive army they want to make an army of intervention of aggression made it
was responsible for three quarters of global arms spending at a time when many of its members are far broke here in central berlin a group of demonstrators on furlough banners saying no to wars of intervention but with many european economies still far from recovery there's a lack of enthusiasm for spending more than the military does decent maneuver it's crazy to think that this has anything to do with a new rogue state by holding operations in europe it shows natal still looks towards russia. under three years that in the toy of the population is getting poorer and war is getting more expensive this time i prefer the sizes i throw to society. they want politicians to pay attention to the real cost of military spending peter all over r.t. . the mountain of debt and austerity in european countries means they've been
steadily slashing defense spending in the aftermath of the wars in afghanistan and libya the appetite for military deployments are certainly increased within the military industrial complex but as artie's guy nature can reports the u.s. led bloc may still be prepared to pay the cost of putting yet more boots on the ground in europe. u.s. troops are supposed to be out of afghanistan by the end of next year that's around sixty thousand troops the military leadership is already thinking about how to keep them busy nato with its heart and mind in washington of course plans to sharply increase the size of its exercises in europe in coming years we're lucky to have douglas macgregor retired u.s. army colonel with us today thanks so much for coming through so the plan for europe for twenty fifteen nato has is war games with forty thousand troops in portugal and spain. these countries of course will have to chipping to make it happen that's
a huge expense for their better the economies what's what's the origins whatever nato conducts exercises of any kind there's always a great deal of time and money invested in what i would call a large solidarity and i know there is great concern about the troubled nature of the economies particularly on the iberian peninsula in portugal and spain i think we want to reaffirm the or close members of the alliance that we are behind the that we support them and what better way to do that than to conduct an exercise free will in their grasp and a lot of money grow much of it is money's already budgeted more than half the troops will probably be air and naval forces so they have to conduct a certain number of operations one way or the other there's already discussions on how nato. future there are so proud of what they did in libya it seems that they see their future in this kind of hit and run operations but what do you think about it libya was not
a success we ultimately unleashed forces in that country sunni islamic forces that are edgy western. american and ultimately antithetical to the interests of libya's future social and political development we don't know how libya will turn out but nato sees it as a success so that's the message that sample for each operation is it that is a public message and truth. there were enormous problems with the operation how do you see the future of nato i think it's it's very questionable over time it's going to be harder and harder to hold the alliance together and so i don't see the nato alliance holding together in its current form for another decade or maybe these exercises are not such a bad idea maybe it is for a while nato will not actually bomb and invade other countries to keep itself busy with me in washington colonel douglas macgregor and i'm going to step down here watching our team. and i want to form a german intelligence officer told r.t.
that nato is eager to keep flexing its military muscles in order to remind the competition that it's still a force to be reckoned with you have to see this against the background of the beast rule from afghanistan and there they didn't need military exercises because the could there interoperability and everything on the ground but. now with the need to countries especially united states leaving afghanistan beaten like a dog with a tube between its legs they need to project i'm sure with the word that these two got their claws sharpened and teeth drawn all this is part of the continued of power projection of intimidating. nations that don't follow voted terribly the u. is for european lead it's all it's a lot for moscow japan's mafia reportedly cashing in on the fukushima disaster by
running the cleanup efforts at the damaged nuclear plant workers complain of being understaffed and mistreated by contractors you think nothing of throwing them into the high risk areas of high radiation. chefs he has this report from japan. as if clearing out the dangerous debris in the aftermath of japan's worst natural disaster in a century was not tough enough this form of fukushima worker says he's having to see you with a firm which hired him i was out of work after the tsunami so when a job offer at fukushima came up i took it they promised a lot of money even signed a long term contract but they suddenly terminated it not even being me a third of the promises do you have a feeling that you were mistreated absolutely we were given no insurance for health risks no radiation meters even we were treated like nothing like disposable people promise things and then kick us out when we received our large radiation dose this
young man volunteered to jump into nuclear hell to make a living many others though were forced so claims investigative journalist. who went undercover to fukushima filming with the camera hidden in his watch he discovered that many of the workers were brought in by the infamous underworld syndicate the young so this is. at fukushima. in japan and quite often when a certain construction project requires an immediate workforce in large numbers bosses make a phone call to the yeah so it was the case with fukushima the government called tepco to take an agent action tepco relayed it to subcontractors and they eventually as they had a shortage of available workers called the yeah could sell for help there was a rhythm. but fukushima is no ordinary construction site the workers drawn to the power plant by the young kids or mostly with gambling debts to the organization or family obligations often had absolutely no idea what they were dealing with.
they were given very general info about radiation and most were not even given radiation meters they could have exposed themselves to large doses without even knowing it even the so called fukushima fifty the first group of workers sent there immediately after the disaster at least three of them were enrolled by the. suzuki published details of what he says is solid evidence but tepco officials remain defined that any mistreatment or organized crime involvement is taking place and we're doing everything to ensure our workers operate in safe conditions we also deal harshly with law while eating subcontractors but the company and its subcontractors already short of hands there are twenty five percent more openings for jobs at fukushima plant than applicants according to government data gaps filled says suki by the homeless the desperately unemployed and even those with mental disabilities there are no exact figures as to how many people are involved in the fukushima clear up operation but rough estimates suggest that this may be up
to a quarter of a million people and with experts saying that it may take another forty years to completely liquidate the aftermath of the disaster it's really hard to imagine how many more workers will be involved in this dangerous line of duty and more importantly how many of them will feel disposable and expendable once their jobs and. reporting from japan. just a couple of minutes away here on our blessing or a curse all of it anger at the level of immigration inside the united kingdom there at r.t. well look at how much the newcomers are actually bringing to the country's economy that story and the rest of the world's top headlines for this hour just around the corner. since the start of the arab spring there have been hopes of change and the creation of a better future sadly this is not been the case would be
a bomb to democracy by nato is breaking up and on the verge of a civil war it would appear the only winners are the forces backing instability. we speak your language. school music programs and documentaries and spanish more matters to you breaking news a little tonnage of angles to the stories. you hear. that all teach spanish find out more visit.
global news live from moscow it's r t cross talk soon but for now sectarian tensions have flared up in lebanon this in the aftermath of a double suicide bombing in the capital an al qaeda linked terror cells says that it was responsible for attacking the iranian embassy in beirut twenty three people killed at least one hundred fifty wounded in the bombings being linked to the conflict in neighboring syria lebanon and iran are both strong supporters of the syrian government which continues to fight a radical islamist insurgency and analysts say that lebanon at the end of the day is an easy target for terrorists. brigades an offshoot of al qaida it's named after a founder. it professes to be backing the syrian revolution and these things all
pull together and in the region that is heavily focused on syria and now iran hezbollah off course being an ally of these two and the iranian embassy attack i think we have to look at in light of what's going on the region of i love been an easy target it just simply doesn't have a strong national army that is defending its borders it's a vulnerable state it's obviously a lot easier to move around than iran would be these are attempts to strike at a vulnerable proxy. or ally of iran and syria. will be just a few minutes from now here on ars he paid labelling as guests and cross-talk the whole lot of them debating the role of foreign forces much to be suspected for continuing to fuel the syrian conflict. now the opposition which is riven internally fractured is now depending upon its patrons and saudi arabia to attack assad's allies for instance in lebanon today the bombing syria has pointed the
finger at saudi arabia. america wants iran out of the peace negotiations but really the country that has this war that is the core the cause of the instability is saudi arabia and it's it's absurd that's how the arabia is our ally in this region they're going to really regret this one day if not already been funneling all these people foreign nationals into a civil war everyone why did we call a revolution and now it's a proxy war which is taking the lives of a lot of people that do not like these foreigners in their country this is i'm glad you mentioned lebanon earlier because this is what it's going to get down to in my opinion a partition go ahead joseph. you know that i mean i'm in a kind of funny situation as an israeli to intervene between that and in saudi arabia to decide to start that what they have doesn't matter anymore look it she was as they call it to me said that she's and live in lebanon and syria have become
there are enough where that it was planted by the saudis for the iranian government that. crosstalk is coming very soon here on r.t. but for now britain's population set to rise by almost ten million people over just the next couple of decades over half of that though thanks to immigration many are against the massive influx of foreigners because artists are asked to leave reports a new comers offer the u.k. more than just strength in numbers. the fabric of british society is a diverse want to diversify is evident in areas like this one in the one to look at the most recent report of the office of national service sticks that diversity looks set to continue the overall population of the u.k. is expected to reach seventy three point three million by two thousand and thirty seven that some my point six million in the next twenty five years now sixty percent of the crees source of five point eight million people is linked to
immigration new arrivals or people having babies when they settle for the figures put into question prime minister david cameron said of reducing the gratian to be tens of thousands by the end of this parliament now those who are against immigration always go back to the argument that more people means more pressure on the social welfare system of the u.k. however contrary to popular belief another study says that those because who would come here since two thousand actually contributed more in taxes than claimed benefits. is a very emotional. few. uncertainties and it's identifying somebody who may be responsible for the economic situation in which many people find themselves very often receive evidence given in terms of it's so important to look at the overall number which is when we look at the.
foreign. countries wife often nine hundred ninety nine have made a positive fiscal contribution it's a tricky topic one that's constantly debated in the u.k. there have been a recent attempts to curb immigration such as this grab a lot of opposing a three thousand pound bomb of visitors from certain countries or the valves go into a round of with a big billboard selling illegal immigrants to go home they've been controversial to say the least but in the end it's the numbers that tell the real. story all the complicated one but the tough talking in the u.k. isn't showing any signs of abating. just our london. and initial investigation into the crash of a boeing seven thirty seven in russia's city of cazan puts the blame firmly on the pilots it's thought flying air was forced the passenger plane to nose dive at four hundred fifty kilometers an hour straight into the ground killing all fifty people
on board the first attempted landing failed and during the second try the autopilot was switched off and unusually steep climb apparently caused the speed to drop attempts to correct that resulted in that devastating freefall the ongoing investigation now focused on finding that missing cockpit voice recorder. some of the global headlines for you do it time for the aussie world update now afghanistan the issue of disputes over a u.s. afghan security pact forced secretary of state john kerry to personally phone president karzai and acknowledge mistakes have been made during the twelve year war america wants to ensure its soldiers can continue night raids and have immunity from legal jurisdiction while inside afghanistan washington also plans to leave around ten thousand troops behind after the withdrawal of the afghan government wants president obama himself to personally issue an apology saying that is a critical part of any deal. in egypt clashes erupting between supporters and
opponents of the military government police using tear gas and batons to disperse the crowds the rally was staged to commemorate the two year anniversary of one of the country's bloodiest demonstrations just a day earlier a new memorial dedicated to demonstrators killed during the twenty eleven protests was vandalized. and at least one person has been killed after a shopping mall still under construction collapsed in south africa another thirty people have been recovered alive from the dead bury and up to fifty more are still feared trapped it's not known at this point exactly what caused the roof to kate. now an online gaming company is forced to hand over a million dollars for and slaving unsuspecting people's computers. used subscriber's p.c.'s to mind the virtual currency bitcoin all owners of the computers had no idea those details right now it. also.
pays alcoholics in big cigarettes to clean up the streets officials claiming it curbs and social behavior by giving the addict something to do a story as well on the web site right now. for the meantime on the lack of access to basic sanitation is the cause of millions of deaths across the globe. investigates the issue in today's breaking the set coming your way in about sixty three minutes. two point five billion people do not have access to a toilet or sustainable sanitation obviously that's a huge problem because beyond the lack of just privacy diarrheal diseases are the second most common cause of death for young children in developing countries one only needs to look back to two thousand and ten when haiti experienced a massive cholera outbreak after un peacekeepers dumped human waste in the country's main tributary nearly nine thousand people died as a result and the cholera has now spread to surrounding nations ironically world
toilet day u.n. recognize that event even though the organization is still not accepted responsibility for its role in the haiti's cholera outbreak issue is still is important as ever and back in the aftermath of typhoon haiyan in the philippines a main concern is the destruction of sanitation infrastructure and a lack of adequate bathroom facilities for thousands of people unfortunately the taboo surrounding this topic is widespread but the more time we spend skirting around the issue the more people will die every day from sanitation deprivation so the next time you're on the john consider these facts and don't be afraid to bring the issue out of the bathroom and into the public consciousness. or break into so it isn't one i was taught here but for now as promised cross talk i discussed.
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